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Can a U.S. president-elect be impeached or have an impeachment trial begin before taking office?

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  • I'm thinking semantically...no...can't really be impeached from an office you haven't taken.
    – user1530
    Nov 2, 2016 at 6:07
  • @Philipp the other linked questions wasn't answered
    – user9790
    Nov 2, 2016 at 14:05
  • Begs the question: Given that once impeached from any office precludes the officeholder from ever holding another federal office, could an ex Cabinet or other official be impeached after leaving office to prevent that person from holding future office? Is "sitting" really a requirement?
    – user9790
    Nov 2, 2016 at 14:08

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